The Long Slog

We’re now in the middle of winter and the long, hard sloggy phase of the building process is rearing its head. Not that the builders aren’t great (they are) or that the process isn’t educational and fascinating (it is), but the seasonal weather has turned wet & cold and the entire build site is now a sodden mudpit in which everyone and everything moves in mushy slo-mo.

Cue desire to fast forward.

But despite being, at times, frigid and soggy, the atmospheric conditions can also turn nutso stunning at the most unexpected of moments. I looked outside the window one afternoon and the build crew were all gathering to the south and taking pictures. I stepped outside to take a look and saw this in the sky:


Oh New Zealand, you waggish prankster.